Gunda Georg, PhD

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Professor and Head, Department of Medicinal Chemistry, College of Pharmacy
Director, Institute for Therapeutics Discovery and Development
"The excitement of carrying out drug discovery research, while at the same time training the next generation of scientists, motivates me in my work every day."

Gunda Georg, PhD, professor and head of the Department of Medicinal Chemistry in the College of Pharmacy, and her lab are currently investigating therapies for cancer, male and female birth control, epilepsy and Alzheimer’s disease. Dr. Georg is the co-inventor of LusedraTM, which is marketed by Eisa Pharmaceuticals. She is a co-inventor of Minnelide, an anticancer agent in clinical trials, and of Gamedazol, a male contraceptive agent in preclinical development.